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Published by the State of Missouri Office of Administration, 

Division of General Services 

Special thanks to the Department of Natural Resources' Waste Management Program, Missouri 
Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC), Missouri's Market Development Program, and 

department recycling coordinators and purchasing staff who contributed to this report. Recognition also 
goes to the Department of Natural Resources' Energy Division for calculating the economic and 
environmental savings of state government recycling. The Missouri State Recycling Program thanks all 
state employees for their ongoing efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle, and buy recycled-content products. 

State of Missouri 
Office of Administration 
Division of General Services 

301 W. High Street, P.O. Box 809 
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0809 

Questions or comments regarding this report or the MSRP may be directed to the State Recycling 

Robert Didriksen 

Cover Photo: We would like to thank Jennifer Bunselmeyer for the photo she contributed on the front page of this report. 
Jennifer took this photo on Top of the Rock near Big Cedar Lodge in Branson. 

Michael L. Parson 


Cynthia A. Dixon 

Division Director 

Sarah H. Steelman State of Missouri 


Division of General Services 
Post Office Box 809 
Jefferson City 

I am honored to present the Missouri State Recycling Program's Annual Report. 

In accordance with RSMo 34.031, the Office of Administration is submitting the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) 
Annual Recycling Report to summarize state government's accomplishments in the areas of recycling, 
waste reduction, and recycled content product procurement. 

State law directs state agencies to implement policies for recycling, waste reduction, and procurement of 
recycled content products. The Missouri State Recycling Program, administered by the Office of Admin¬ 
istration, Division of General Services, is responsible for assisting state agencies in these areas. The State 
Recycling Program works cooperatively with the Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC) to 
facilitate recycling and waste reduction by state employees. 

As a result of the efforts of state employees and MIRC, we continue to develop the State's recycling col¬ 
lection infrastructure. State employees continue to reduce the amount of waste generated at state facili¬ 
ties and the related costs of waste disposal. Recycling and waste reduction highlights from FY19 include: 

• 10,687,191 pounds of materials recycled 

• 184 billion BTUs of energy saved from total pounds of material recycled. This is equivalent to the 
annual energy consumption of 2,011 homes 

• $15,972,984 of recycled-content products purchased 

• $92,818 in revenue generated for the state recycling fund 

• $333,547 in waste disposal costs avoided 

We appreciate the support of the General Assembly in our recycling efforts. 


Cynthia A. Dixon 
Division Director 




What is the Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP)? 

The Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP) was established in 1989 when legislation added sections 
34.031 and 34.032to Chapter 34 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. 

Mission Statement 

MSRP partners with state employees and agencies to facilitate fiscally and environmentally responsible 
strategies for reuse and recycling of state property. 

Who is the MSRP? 

There are three components to the MSRP's organizational chart. 

• The state recycling manager and communications coordinator are dedicated to the planning and administration 
of recycling and waste-reduction activities. 

• The Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC) serves an important purpose by providing input on 
recycling initiatives and communicating with state employees about various recycling programs. 

• The efforts of state employees to recycle ensures the success of any recycling initiative. State 
employees who recycle are considered a part of MSRP. 

What is the Missouri Interagency Recycling Committee (MIRC)? 

MIRC was established in 1994. It was recognized that the MSRP needed a way to communicate 
procurement and recycling policies throughout state government. MIRC is a vital component of the MSRP 
and meets regularly to discuss recycling collection, waste reduction, recycling market conditions, and 
recycled product procurement. 

Who is MIRC? 

The recycling committee 
is composed of 
representatives from 
various state departments 
(executive, judicial, and 

RIGHT: A full list of MIRC 
members can be found by 
visiting the Missouri State 
Recycling Program website. 




2019 Recycling Champions Awards 

The Missouri State Recycling Program annually recognizes state agencies and employees for excellence 
in recycling. The purpose of this award is to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions 
in the areas of waste reduction and recycling. The State Recycling Program congratulates the 2019 
recycling champions on this well deserved honor. 

ABOVE: (L-R) OA Commissioner Sarah Steelman, Aaron Stalter, Phil Seeley, Amy Raburn, Steve Siegler, Angie Craig, Russell 
Blair, Lynn Ratchford, Leslie Berhorst, Kristie Bailey, and Missouri State Recycling Program Director Rob Didriksen. 

BELOW: Sharon Hultberg, of Washington State Park, stands with the award she received for her recycling efforts. 

Team Award 

The Information Technology Service Division (ITSD) of the Office of 
Administration continues to impress the Missouri Interagency 
Recycling Committee, with its proven track record of reuse and 
recycling. From office paper to scrap electronics, numerous 
employees in different sections of ITSD have stepped up to the 
plate to ensure that materials are recycled. One of the outstanding 
characteristics of this team effort is that recycling processes and 
procedures are communicated from one generation of employees 
to the next. 

Individual Award 

For several years, Sharon Hultberg, has worked to incorporate 
sustainable money-saving practices-including recycling-into the 
daily operations of Washington State Park (WSP). Her practices have 
saved the park in disposal fees by recycling thousands of pounds of 
material each year. Visitors see many of these sustainable practices 
when they visit the state park. 



Kansas City Recycling 

Combined Recycling 
Contract Totals 

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Explanation of the Numbers 

Information about pounds of material presented on this page is not comprehensive. For the complete 
list of materials recycled please see the appendices. 

* Cost avoided is determined by multiplying the number of tons recycled (5,344) by the average tipping 
fee charged to waste haulers in Missouri. Tipping fees are paid by waste haulers for each ton of trash 
disposed in Missouri's landfills. The average tipping fee in Missouri in 2019 was $62.42~ 

-Environmental Research Si Education Foundation (2019) "Analysis of MSW Landfill Tipping Fees - April 



Recycled Carpet Tiles 

State agencies spent more than $125,000 in FY19 on carpet tiles 
made with recycled materials. Over the past several years the 
Missouri State Recycling Program has partnered with Facilities 
Management to recycle several truckloads of old carpet tiles. 
The state of Missouri actively participated in a closed-loop 
recycling process where old carpet tiles were recycled and then 
new carpet tiles made from recycled materials were purchased. 

RIGHT: These carpet tiles, which were installed 
throughout state buildings, were manufactured 
from recycled materials. 

LEFT: Missouri's Bicentennial 
license plates are made with 76% 
post-consumer recycled 
aluminum. Photo courtesy of the 
Missouri Department of Revenue. 

Recycled License Plates 

The Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Department of Revenue, and Missouri Department of 
Transportation spent more than $11.5 million on license plates made from 76 percent post-consumer recycled 
aluminum. Since producing recycled aluminum is 92 percent more energy efficient* than making new aluminum, 
Missouri's purchase of recycled license plates results in significant energy savings. 


CRT Monitor & TV Recycling 

Missouri is home to the only lead smelter in the United States that continues to accept leaded glass from televisions 
and computer monitors. Cathode-Ray Tube (CRT) televisions and computer monitors are shipped from throughout 
the country to be recycled in Missouri. 

Through use of the state's electronics recycling contract, state agencies recycled nearly S00 monitors and TVs with 
leaded glass at this smelter in Southeast Missouri in FY19. 



New System Promotes Reuse 

The State Recycling Program partnered with the Missouri 
State Agency for Surplus Property and Information 
Technology Service Division (ITSD) to create a new web- 
based application designed to make the transfer of surplus 
property from one state agency to another seamless. State Property Reuse Resource 

MOREuse encourages reuse and recycling of state property 

and its use is limited to Missouri state employees. During fiscal year 2019, the estimated savings from 
agencies exchanging property on MOREuse was nearly $300,000. 

To register as a MOREuse user, please visit 


Earth Day 2019 

State Recycling continued its partnership with 
the Missouri Department of Natural 
Resources (DNR) and the Jefferson City High 
School's Green Team to conduct the 12th 
annual Zero Waste Challenge at MDNR's 
annual Earth Day celebration in April. 

During the Earth Day event, all waste (trash 
and recycled material) are audited and 
weighed. When comparing 2019 to 2018, 
there was a significant increase in the amount 
of material recycled and the amount of waste 
generated by each person dropped in 2019 
(see information below). 

2019 Earth Day | Zero Waste 
Challenge Numbers 

56.2 Percent of Material Recycled 

85.5 Pounds of Trash Generated 

109.9 Pounds of Material Recycled 
.19 Pounds of Waste Per Person 
1,011 Earth Day Attendance 

RIGHT: Jillian Hunt celebrates Earth Day, which 
was hosted at the Carnahan Memorial Garden at 
the Missouri State Capitol Complex. 




Missouri State Highway Patrol Recognized for Reducing Waste 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) was honored by the Missouri Recycling Association at the annual state 
recycling conference with its annual Reduce Award. 

While many agencies perform "normal" or "traditional" recycling efforts, the vast array of services provided, and wide 
-spread geographic location of facilities, make the Patrol's recycling efforts extraordinary. Staff in the MSHP's 
warehouse spearhead recycling efforts with leaders from various divisions, striving to maximize productivity while 
minimizing the time and effort required to keep various recycling systems working. 

RIGHT: (Front L-R) 

Kevin Klug, Maggie 
Eichholz, Rob Didriksen, 
Chris Terry, Larry 
Fowler, Curt Malzner, 
and Austin Distler. 
(Back L-R) Chad 
Buschjost, Mark Morph, 
Shawn Cooksey, 

Michael Bardwell, 

Taylor Gillispie, Doug 
White, and Shane 

State Recycling Partners with 
Department of Natural Resources 

The Missouri State Recycling Program partnered 
with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' 
Household Hazardous Waste Program (DNR HHW) 
for an America Recycles Day event. DNR's HHW 
Program works to raise people's awareness of 
products that pose a danger in the home. This 
partnership allowed information to be shared with 
several hundred employees that frequent the Harry 
S Truman building — the State of Missouri's largest 
office building. 

RIGHT: Racheal Ajayi, DNR's HHW Coordinator 




Missouri's State Recycling Fund was established by RSMo 34.032 and states that "Proceeds 
from the sale of recycled materials may be used to offset costs of the recycling program." 

While program revenues declined last fiscal year 
due to market conditions, the MSRP was able to 
sustain service offerings to agencies due to 
program reserves. The program is also rebidding 
the recycling collection contract for Jefferson City, 
which accounted for a large portion of prior year 
revenues as well as increased expenses. In FY19, 
recycling funds helped to further the following 
recycling efforts throughout state government: 

• Nearly half of State Recycling's budget was spent to 
haul recyclable materials (Contracts to be rebid in 2020) 

• Distributed more than 8,000 plastic bags for can, 
bottle, and paper collection 

• Purchased more than 200 recycling containers 

• Distributed nearly 300 recycling labels and signs 

• Forklift maintenance for recycling operations at 
Northeast and Tipton Correctional Centers 

• Fluorescent lamp and PCB ballast recycling/disposal 

• Purchase of baling supplies for a dozen balers 
installed throughout state government operations 

• Supplies for an in-vessel composter located at 
Ozark Correctional Center 

Expenses listed in the bar chart at the top of this 
page include operations, salary, fringe, and fund 
transfers to the Heating Assistance Program. The 
top three sources of revenue in FY19 were the 
Department of Corrections (65%), Department of 
Revenue (14%), and printer cartridges (6%). 

Contributions to the Heating Assistance Program (Utilicare) 

Excess revenues from the sale of recyclable materials are transferred to the Heating Assistance 
Program (HAP) managed by the Missouri Department of Social Services pursuant to RSMo 34.032. The 
HAP, also known as Utilicare, provides financial assistance to low-income Missourians for heating their 
homes during winter months. As a result of state employee recycling efforts, the MSRP made a $30,000 
contribution to the HAP in FY19. Money transferred to the HAP in FY19 will help approximately 150 
Missouri households. 



Missouri State Recycling Program 
Office of Administration 
Division of General Services 

Phone: 573 - 751-3384 

The Missouri State Recycling Program (MSRP) works with state agencies to increase purchases of recycled content 
products, reduce their waste stream and increase collection of materials for recycling. The MSRP website is a good 
resource for state contracts that offer recycled-content products as well as recycling services. 

Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority / Market Development 


Phone: 573 - 751-4919 

The Missouri Market Development Program promotes the development of markets for recovered materials and 
recycled content products throughout Missouri by providing businesses, governments, and other organizations with 
financial assistance and information services. 

Waste Management Program 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources 



Phone: 800 - 361-4827 or 573 - 751-5401 

The Solid Waste Management Program (SWMP) works with citizens, businesses, industry, and government to 
continue increasing material reuse and recycling. The SWMP website is an excellent resource for information dealing 
with all aspects of solid waste management in Missouri. 

Missouri Vocational Enterprises (MVE) 

Missouri Department of Corrections 
Phone: 800 - 392-8486 or 573 - 751-6663 

The Department of Corrections vocational training program offers the following products and services that meet 
"buy recycled" criteria. MVE products and services are only available to state agencies and other tax-supported 

MVE Recycled-Content Products 

• Park Bench & Picnic Table: Recycled Plastic 

• Cardboard boxes: 65 percent post-consumer content 

• Plastic bags: 30 percent recycled material 

• Metal products: 28 percent post-consumer content 

• Toilet paper: 100 percent recycled material 

• Envelopes: 30 percent post-consumer content 

• Toner Cartridge Refill Service 

573 - 751-3224 ext. 1260 
• Furniture & Office Panel (cubicle) Refurbishing 

573 - 751-6663 or 800 - 392-8486 

MVE Recycling/Remanufacturing/ 
Refurbishing Services 



Appendix A: Department reports of materials recycled 

• Pounds 

• Number of Items 

• Gallons 

Appendix B: Department reports of recycled-content product procurement 

• Non-Paper Recycled-Content Products Procured 

• Recycled-Content Paper Products Procured 

A ppendices can be viewed by visiting the Missouri State Recycling website.